Acetyl L-Carnitine

 

Acetyl-L-Carnitine 500mg 60VC

  Supports cognitive function, improved memory and mental alertness   
  Support for energy metabolism in the brain 
  Supports healthy membrane structure in brain cells

 

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Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is a naturally occurring form of L-Carnitine, a vitamin-like nutrient synthesized in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. ALC plays a key role in the production of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter for brain and nerve cell function.

Both L-Carnitine and ALC serve as fat carriers. Unlike L-Carnitine, ALC readily crosses the blood-brain barrier, where it has specific benefits for brain neurons.

Benefits:

  • Supports cognitive function, improved memory and mental alertness
  • Key role in production of Acetylcholine (key neurotransmitter for brain and nerve function)
  • Support for energy metabolism in the brain
  • Supports healthy membrane structure in brain cells
  • Support for senile dementia, Alzheimers, depression
  • Helps decrease free radical production in the brain
  • Helps keep nerves healthy and in repair

How does Acetyl-L-Carnitine work?
ALC works in a similar way to L-Carnitine (both are fat carriers), but ALC carries the ‘Acetyl’ portion directly to the mitochondria (powerhouse of the cell) to produce ATP. ALC also crosses the blood –brain barrier (L-Carnitine does not) where it has specific benefits for brain neurons.

Supports cognitive function:
ALC is structurally similar to acetylcholine - the most abundant neurotransmitter in the brain – important for brain and nerve cell function. Research has shown that brain neurons stimulated by acetylcholine are receptive to stimulation by ALC.

Supports brain energy:
The acetyl groups donated by ALC are used to produce energy in the cell. This is of particular benefit for organs that require high-energy inputs, such as the brain and heart. Many studies have shown that ALC helps to support healthy mitochondrial function and promote healthy membrane structure in neuronal membranes.

Supports nerve growth factor:
The body produces specialized proteins called growth factors that are essential to growth and repair of tissue. Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) prolongs the survival of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Ageing:
Studies have shown that ALC may help brain neurons face the ageing process optimally by decreasing free radical production in the brain. 

 

Caution: Not to be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding or hypothyroidism. Check with doctor if on blood thinners or Beta blockers

What is the difference between the various carnitine products that Doctor's Best offers?
Doctor's Best offers 2 different carnitine products: L-Carnitine Fumarate, and Acetyl-L-Carnitine. Doctor's Best L-Carnitine Fumarate is in the form of L-Carnitine fumarate. Both products contain BIOSINT L-Carnitine, which is manufactured in Italy by the reputable company Sigma-Tau. Sigma-tau Health Science, Inc has the only FDA-approved pharmaceutical batch process system for consistent L-Carnitine quality, and has been manufacturing L-Carnitine derivatives for 30 years.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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